Join Special Collections staff member Charity Rouse in the Topeka Room on Saturday, December 3, 2-3pm for a discussion of holiday traditions and how they changed during World War II with rationing, men overseas, and all the complications the war brought on the home front. The program includes caroling around the piano, advertisements from the [...]
Eric McHenry, local poet and Washburn University professor, shares poems and stories inspired by the witticisms of his two kids on Dec. 3 at 1-2:30 pm in Marvin Auditorium. The poems, along with charming woodcuts depicting scenes from each piece, are published in his latest book titled Mommy, Daddy, Evan and Sage. In it Evan, [...]
In this edition of ConnectNow magazine, read up on what’s happening at your library in December and January. Flip through the pages to find a schedule of events and classes the library offers in December and January. Find some new holiday books and DVDs to check out. Research your family tree. The holiday time is [...]
Books make the best Christmas gifts – at least we think so. And our Friends at the Chandler Booktique want to make sure the best gifts come with the best price tags. Shop the booktique’s upcoming 1/2 price book sales scheduled for Nov. 30 and Dec. 30. (Store hours.) The library’s rotunda is a wonderful [...]
Begin the holiday season with an old-fashioned prairie evening Dec. 1 at 7pm in the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Marvin Auditorium. Learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder from Laura McLemore, a Wichita educator and re-enactor, who will be assisted by volunteers from Old Prairie Town in Ward-Meade Park. Hear about Laura’s travels, the toys [...]
Starting December 1, enjoy the sounds of school choirs, instrumental groups and local talent filling the library’s rotunda. Stop by during your lunch hour for a musical treat as the holiday season approaches. Go to www.tscpl.org for the most up-to-date complete schedule.
Did you know that many of our area veterans struggle to afford toothpaste, winter gloves and shampoo? I didn’t.
Join Kansas Author Helen Alley-Taylor as she talks about her fictional memoir East Toward Home on Sunday, November 13, 2011, 2:00-3:00pm in the Topeka Room (204). This fictional account of the lives of Eddy & Jessie who lived in Melvern, KS looks back over their relationship beginning during the great depression and lasting for almost [...]
Take a journey back to the days of World War II through music from that era during Honoring Our Veterans through Song, a 1940s radio-style show on Nov. 9 at 3:30pm in The Edge. Live music will be interspersed between oral history reports including one on the Pearl Harbor bombing, which happened 70 years ago. [...]
Come to the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s 14th annual Silents in the Cathedral Friday, Oct. 28 at 7pm. This year we feature The Magician, a screenplay adapted from a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. Funny and thrilling, The Magician follows a beautiful female spellbound by a magician seeking artificial life and the doctor who [...]
The only librarian with her own action figure, Nancy Pearl will dazzle the audience with her insight about literature and her love of books and libraries. Bibliophiles will not want to miss Nancy Pearl Nov. 3.